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A big Shout-Out to all our offroad club members from across the globe ūüĆć Congratulations on reaching a new milestone of having over 50+¬†Nationalities Offroaders in Carnity Offroad Club. One of the

Amazing to see such a diversity in the club. I guess we all have one thing in common: We made the UAE our home away from home, and as an expat we need to get out, explore, travel, and meet friend

@Frederic truly spoken. It's a wonderful feeling to meet new people and make friendship with people from all walks of life.

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There are 200+ nationalities in UAE. Let's hope someday we will see all 200 of them on carnity! 20 down 180 to go ;)

So please invite your friends or colleagues whose nationality  is missing from the list and let's see how they rev their engines! 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Barry said:

21. I‚Äôve been out with you guys a few time ūüáģūüᙬ†

Done buddy, added. Thanks for the reminding.

12 hours ago, shadow79 said:

Guess they totally missed my flag there....ūüėā

No comments, Mr. (fake) Djibouti

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Let's root for each other & watch each other grow.

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      Driving off-road is very interesting and entertaining experience but there are few basic things you need to check first before heading for your first off-road drive with Carnity Off-road Club.
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    • By Gaurav
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      It's always a good practice to join a newbie drive first after some crucial repairs or maintenance to test your vehicle again and then join the Fewbie drive and then Intermediate (as per your off-road rank eligibility).
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      To avoid such a situation always recover gently and gradually increase the intensity of the tug. If you still suspect that a lot harder tug is needed use the support strap, dampers, or sandbag to secure both ends of the tow rope.
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      Scenario 2: While recovering a stuck car by a tug, if the stuck car doesn’t stop early enough after the recovery and hit the recovering car, then the stuck car owner is at fault and liable for all damages involved.
        Lubes / Spare Sharing: Many offroaders do carry a lot of spare fluids, oil, coolant, and other spare parts for emergency situations. If your car breaks down and someone offers you their spares or lubes, have the courtesy to pay or replace that in the next drive.
        Offroad Gear: Every offroader is 100% responsible for his/her own off-road gear, tools, and equipment and should know how to use them safely and how to take care of them in terms of regular maintenance (if any). If you lend your tow rope to someone, it's your responsibility to make sure that it doesn't have a knot. If you lend your metal shackle, brief that person to unscrew the last round so as not to get stuck. If you lend your jack, either stay around to see if it's placed on flat ground to not bend or brief them properly. If you lend your toolbox or tools, you need to make sure it's used as intended and they don't break. If you winch someone, you should know your winch capacity to do the recovery safely. If you lend your compressor, make sure it's not overheating or wait for it to cool down. Shovel, flag, radio, etc. is also your own responsibility & share it at your own risk.
        Off-road Promotions: As per Carnity Off-road Structure every off-roader has been assigned an off-road rank based on your driving skills, vehicle capability, and overall attitude towards off-roading. These promotions, ranks, and structures are in place to make sure that everyone is completely safe including you and your vehicle during all off-road drives. Due to safety reasons, there is zero-tolerance while promoting offroaders in Carnity off-road club.

      Once anyone applies for the off-road promotion, the request goes to all trip lead with who you have driven to access your off-road progress. Mostly all promotion requests are accepted immediately. For some, we request them to do a couple of more drives with the feedback in which you need to improve. Please accept and respect this club policy to help us maintain a safer off-road experience for everyone.
        Emergency details for all off-roaders: Please fill up all Emergency details here and also take a print out to keep the same in your glove box. It is mandatory for all off-roaders driving with Carnity Off-road Club.
    • By Gaurav
      As per the guideline and structure of Carnity Off-road club we strictly limit one single driver/offroader per user profile per drive.
      The person who has RSVP’d the event will be ONLY allowed to drive during the whole drive. If any two user share the same vehicle, then they can drive independently on any drive, but they are not allowed to switch during the same drive.
      Anyone who is not a member of Carnity Off-road Club is not allowed to drive at any time.
      Failing to comply with this requirement will restrict your growth in off-road club and also trip lead might refuse to provide an assistance in case of recovery or emergency breakdown.
      To fairly identify offroader growth and assign him/her appropriate off-road rank to join appropriate level drives. To legally indemnify the user of the vehicle so that he/she holds the full responsibility of their vehicle and actions. Step-by-step training is for each individual and when you share the training, you will learn less than other offroaders. You will tend to slow down the entire convoy due to lesser learning and practice overtime. You will increase the risk of substantially damaging your own vehicle.

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